How to lose weight without working out. How to gain weight without eating.
What is with BodyFly Fitness, and all this healthy eating talk? Well, maybe, it’s just that important. Healthy eating is something you do over the course of a lifetime, essentially the most important part of your fitness journey. It is impossible to be fit without making healthy choices when it comes to what you eat and drink. You absolutely can get fat without eating junk food. How would I possibly know?
I am currently walking my path of fitness and recently started making wiser choices when it came to what I drank. Both in the morning and socially at night. My waist line has noticed the positive effect over this previous year.
For the sake of this article I would like to share a story with you, regarding an interaction I had regarding coffee and a friend.
Recently I had a good friend talking to me about her struggles with weight loss. She was telling me, “no matter how hard I workout, no matter how much cardio I do; I still can’t lose the weight”. All the while standing there, red in the face in her sweat stained shirt, holding in one hand her phone and keys, in the other hand 3/4 drank half melted iced coffee. This made me chuckle. Not because I was laughing at her, but because the key to her losing weight was literally in her right hand. The big cup of Sugar, I mean Coffee.. or what some of you call ‘coffee’. According to to the USDA National Nutrient Database; one cup of regular black coffee brewed from ground beans holds, 2 calories. This is an important teaching moment for people who do not understand what empty calories are. Alone your coffee is merely 2 calories, added sugars and solid fats are the things that you add to the coffee for ‘taste’. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov defines an empty calories as either a solid fat or an added sugar. Luckily for you, you are getting both, in your ‘Coffee’. Some of your morning coffee’s are actually more like daily milkshakes, cheers to weight loss!
Back to my friend who is slaving away in the gym, trying to lose weight. But, not making any progress; she is honestly just doing enough in the gym to break even with her coffee/milkshake/fast food meal.. For those of you sucking these drinks down and not working out, you are 100% spinning your wheels.
What advice did I give her? Step back from coffee, and look at the bigger picture here. Coffee, isn’t the villain 1 cup of coffee has 2 calories. The villain is the extra stuff added to the coffee, and the frequency in which she is drinking the coffee drinks. Just try not to order anything high in sugar or fat. Because at the end of the day, she’s the one standing there wanting to lose weight, and frustrated she’s not making progress. My suggestion is to stop the insanity.
2015 is here, it is time to make a change. We are on a journey together, struggling with the same daily temptations. So embrace it! Go to the coffee shops, and order coffee/tea. Just keep the Added Sugars and Solid Fats in the containers behind the counter, and out of your drink. Because, when they go in your drink, you wear it on your waist as fat.